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Old 11-06-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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Anyone have an issue with the grill too close

when hung? Was advised when I picked up my new 122bh that it discolors the sidewall and affects the decals? any thoughts?
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when hung? Was advised when I picked up my new 122bh that it discolors the sidewall and affects the decals? any thoughts?
Used one for 5 yrs with no effect whatsoever on the sidewall or the awning.
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thank you, I sort of thought it wouldnt be hung there if there was a LIKELY ISSUE with discoloring or other damage. THANKS AGAIN! This forum rocks for HELP AND INFO!
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:27 PM   #5
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mine sits in the garage ..never used because of the same issue. unlike the other two posters in this thread who do not own our type of trailers, both heat and wind become an issue with an Aframe. Also my popane line to the RVQ .. is way too short .. and the opening frame system which hangs the RVQ on the side of the trailer is basically a poorly designed finger-snapper-offer.

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:53 PM   #6
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X3 on no issue with 2 different campers size/shape of camper should have little to no effect on side of camper. Grills will be the same distance from the wall, they're all hung with the same mounting sys. the key is to now crank the grill up on high for a long time, cook at a reasonably low level and all will be OK
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:46 PM   #7
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.. both heat and wind become an issue with an Aframe. Also my popane line to the RVQ .. is way too short ..
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Welcome to the forum, TRAVELINBOB!

d-mo, I agree that the hose is too short. However, based on my use, IMO, the heat from grilling was not enough to discolor or damage the camper.

But... we don't like to use it to grill greasy foods or meat like hamburgers or foods that take a long time to cook. We do this both to avoid the mess and potential flameups that may occur. Also, we found that it is easy to suck the smoke from the grill into the trailer and set off the smoke alarm.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:52 PM   #8
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You know if you have a picnic table near by the bracket that the grill slides on to turns sideways so that you can set it on a table top.
The bracket doubles as a stand as well.


I've used mine 6 years with no issues but when really windy I turn the mounting bracket and use it on a table top.


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Old 11-06-2012, 09:17 PM   #9
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bunch of nonsense!
had ours for 6 years now and no such problems.
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No problem with ours either, except cleaning it is a pain.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:05 PM   #11
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Lots of diverse responses all have good common sense advice, think I will try using it but am now up to date on what to keep an eye on!
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:57 PM   #12
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You have to wonder why the factory would put the grill bracket on the camper wall if it wasn't a good idea.
But then, my camper is worth well over 30 grand, do I really need to see for myself if it is actually safe?
Nope. Put it on the picnic table.
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Those who do not own an Aframe do not understand the logistics of our little campers. Sure with larger campers you do have a windbreak .. but with ours there is little to none, as the back and front roofs slope at 45 degree angle. Add to this the window just above where the RVQ mounts, and if you have a the fantastic fan running it will suck the vapors/smoke right into the Aframe just as a previous Aframe poster reports.
Basically these little RVQ things hard to clean, flare up, and are just a poor idea. This is why you see so many Weber Q 100s and 120s sitting on the picnic tables.


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Easy way to clean your RVQ's is what I do 2-3 times a year, Easy-Off Oven Cleaner cold formula. Just spray the crap out of the grill and let set 2 hrs, then take a stiff brush to it and then rinse clean, gets 99% of grease off body of grill and 80% of burned on gunk on grill grate.
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Those who do not own an Aframe do not understand the logistics of our little campers. Sure with larger campers you do have a windbreak .. but with ours there is little to none, as the back and front roofs slope at 45 degree angle. Add to this the window just above where the RVQ mounts, and if you have a the fantastic fan running it will suck the vapors/smoke right into the Aframe just as a previous Aframe poster reports.
Basically these little RVQ things hard to clean, flare up, and are just a poor idea. This is why you see so many Weber Q 100s and 120s sitting on the picnic tables.

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And again you can remove the grill you speak of along with the bracket and turn it into a table top version.
With that said I haven't had an issue with flare ups its a low pressure stove and doesn't really have a big flame.
I use mine a lot and wonder why so many people complain about them so much.

If anyone wants to give there's away I'll gladly take them off your hands .

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I haven't used mine yet - I can't figure out where to store it when not in use that is out of the way. :P
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:37 PM   #17
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i haven't used mine yet - i can't figure out where to store it when not in use that is out of the way.
in the motor home! Duh! :>)
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My wife and I use ours for burgers and steaks regularly. We love it.

When traveling it goes in the back of the tv or in the rear storage compartment.

No heat issues for us. We'll continue using in future seasons.
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We don't live our lives by the "what if" mantra. we've used ours for 2 seasons now. No mess on the camper, the awning, and no problem with the decals. If the smoke is an issue with the fan on....turn it off before grilling. Seems like a no brainer.
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In today's sue happy society I would think that the manufacturer did testing to ensure the proper amount of distance (airgap) to prevent any damage to the sidewall. I haven't seen any reports of it causing damage, and I know there's a ton of them being used.
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